Quality

Quality Team

EPA quality comprises of 5 full time positions and several departmental quality leads and quality support who work within their discipline but also have quality responsibilities.

The EPA quality Team

EPA Network Quality Manager                      Diane Murley

EPA Assistant Network Quality Manager      Ginny Marley

EPA Network Quality Officer                         David Stokely 

EPA Network Quality Lead                            Kayleigh Hughes

EPA Network Quality Practitioner                  Carol O’Gorman

EPA Network Quality Practitioner                  Megan Wright

EPA Network Quality Officer                         Johanna Langley

EPA Network Quality Officer                          Kevin Smith

 

Departmental quality leads

Blood Sciences JPUH                                    Sarah Parsons          

Clinical Biochemistry NNUH                          Martyn Hammond

Specimen Reception NNUH                          Sharon Gooch (temporary)

Immunology NNUH                                        Allyson Tyler

Haematology NNUH                                      Cheryl Barker

Toxicology NNUH                                          Crystal Bancroft

Endocrinology NNUH                                     Susanne McMurray

Microbiology – Bacteriology                           Sara Grundy

Microbiology – Virology                                  Tim Crouch

Blood Sciences QEH                                     Aga Pieterse

Blood Sciences QEH (support)                      Jackie Kennett

Andrology NNUH                                           Kelly Burton

 

Accreditation Status

The laboratories within the EPA network are required to be accredited to the international standard ISO 15189 Medical Laboratories – Requirements for quality and competence.

The following EPA departments are currently UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited medical laboratories to BS EN ISO15189:2012:

  • Clinical Biochemistry at NNUH a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No. 10294
  • Haematology at NNUH a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No. 10295
  • Microbiology a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No. 10296
  • Blood Transfusion at NNUH a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No. 20492
  • Blood Transfusion at JPUH a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No. 21363
  • QEH Blood Sciences (including Blood Transfusion) a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No. 20494

The process of accreditation to BS EN ISO 15189:2012 is planned for a defined scope involving the following departments.  This will be carried out in a phased process as single site disciplines:

  • Immunology at NNUH
  • Analytical Specialist Chemistry at NNUH
  • Blood Sciences at JPUH
  • Andrology – all sites

Applications for extensions to scope will be submitted to UKAS when the laboratories concerned are ready for assessment. 

 The EPA has decided that it will not use the UKAS logo. 

 

EWG-H-006 Last updated 22/08/2022 (2)